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Object ID 002759

Object Name Prescription file

Object Desc Metal prescription file with large stack of paper prescriptions dating to the 1920s.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002524

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General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Donation

Accession Date SEP 6,2014

Credit/Acknowledgement Nancy Huber

Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date 1926

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords pharmacy,prescription,medicine,

Title Prescription file

Description Metal base with two curved prongs which hold prescriptions from 1926. Prescriptions have two hole punches and are from a variety of Milwaukee area physicians. All are dated 1926. Metal base has no markings on it. The file would have been stored in a metal box, which is no longer with the file.


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Height 5.25

Length 8

Width 3.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



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Image Caption CMY2524



Date SEP 19,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Metal holder is in good condition. Some dark marks on base but free of rust and corrosion. Prescriptions are paper and are therefore discolored and show signs of age and wear. Some ink is fading.


Date SEP 19,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date SEP 19,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Room 7, Shelf 14 - automatic entry by admin